I went to the Maldives back in 1998 when I stayed at Kuredu which was fantastic. I'd love to go back with my girlfriend and her daughter+boyfriend. The only problem is that my visit to Kuredu was on honeymoon with my ex-wife so I think you'll understand why I cant go back there!
So the question is which island would be best for our demographic. I would rather avoid islands that allow young children. Nothing against them but I'd rather not run the risk of the holiday being spoilt by unruly/noisy kids.
Also the girlfriend loves history/culture so perhaps an island wich isn't too far from one of the inhabited islands for a sight-seeing trip.
I am looking to go over the Easter break 2010 - unfortunately both the 17 year olds are at college and the girlfriend works in a school :-/
Also any help with which operator to book with would be great. My last trip was with Hayes & Jarvis who were great and their website does seem to have some good deals - given that my trip to Kuredu 11 years ago cost me around £1200 pp H&J are quoting £2000 pp now (Kuredu has undergone a pretty major upgrade since '98). Seems pretty reasonable to me and other islands seem to be a similar cost - pro-rata for star level.
Anyway. enough rambling!
Advice, comments, thoughts please
ta very much